John Schupp

Development Project Management Retail Senior Housing

  • Atlanta
  • 1230 Peachtree Street NE
  • Suite 3400
  • Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

John Schupp joined Avison Young's Retail Project Management team in December of 2014. Mr. Schupp brings more than 25 years experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Schupp is currently working on the redevelopment of Myrtle Beach Mall.  A registered architect, Mr. Schupp utilizes and applies his skill of retail design to the development services team.  Additionally Mr. Schupp implements programs to create, renovate and expand the retail centers and to directly manage the design and construction to maintain greater control of the schedule, value and final design.

Prior to joining Avison Young, Mr. Schupp was with JLL and its predecessor companies for 24 years.  As Senior Vice President of Development and Construction Management Services, Mr. Schupp most recently worked on Phase III of a development in the Miami area, The Palms at Town & Country.  This phase added a number of large format retailers to the previous phases that comprise the lifestyle portions of the center.  In addition, he guided a new to the market (Minneapolis) Crate & Barrel concept, CB2 and obtained all necessary entitlements.  

Also, Mr. Schupp recently completed the expansion to Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minnesota.  The expansion is the conversion of a closed anchor into a lifestyle center including an additional 85,000 s.f. of small shops, a 30,000 s.f. bookstore and a 65,000 s.f. theater.  This addition created an immediate increase in value of $90 million to the center and solidified its market dominance.  Mr. Schupp concurrently with the Rosedale redevelopment, completed the expansion of The Crossings at Fox Run, a 370,000 s.f. power center in Newington, New Hampshire, which includes a new to the market Dicks’ Sporting Goods, an expanded and renovated Regal Cinema, Staples and 10,000 s.f. of restaurants, including a café resulting in a $70 million increase in the value to the center.
Additionally, Mr. Schupp coordinated the retail consultancy and project management for Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Georgia, a $2 billion mixed-use development.  The first phase included 800,000 s.f. of retail, which opened Fall 2005.  Other notable projects include the renovation of the historic Union Station Kansas City into a mixed-use development, Tallahassee Mall, Sycamore Plaza, and Phipps Plaza.

Previously, Mr. Schupp was the Director of Tenant Coordination at Jones Lang LaSalle, a position held for 10 years before moving into development.  He also served as project manager and consultant for design, property review and development for Equitable Real Estate’s regional real estate operations in Atlanta.  During that nine-year period, he handled architecture for regional tenant development, contract administration for retail renovation, and was construction manager for tenant and commercial renovations.  

A sample of projects includes:

  • 2010 - 2011 - Calhoun Square (expansion)
  • 2007 - 2010 - Fox Run Mall (expansion planning)
  • 2005 - 2006 - Rosedale Center (expansion)
  • 2004 - 2007 - The Crossings at Fox Run (second and third phase)
  • 2001 - 2004 - Atlantic Station
  • 1995 - 1997 - Dadeland Mall (overbuild and renovation planning)
  • 1994 - 1995 - Sycamore Plaza (de-malling)
  • 1996 - 1997 - Fox Run Mall (interior renovation)
  • 1996 - The Crossings at Fox Run (initial de-malling)
  • 1997 - 1998 - Southland Mall (expansion)
  • 1993 - Plaza Carolina (expansion)
  • 1993 - 1994 - Green Acres Mall (overbuild planning)
  • 1992 - 1993 - Westmoreland Mall (expansion and renovation)
  • 1991 - 1992 - Phipps Plaza (expansion and renovation)


Mr. Schupp holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati.  He has architectural licenses in the States of Ohio, Maryland and Georgia.  Additionally, he has achieved his National Accreditation for Architectural Registration (NCARB).  Mr. Schupp is affiliated with the American Institute of Architects.